Moraine Park Technical College’s 2014 Retirement and Service Recognition event both honored and expressed gratitude to retirees and those who reached service anniversaries during the 2013-2014 academic year.
“This year we had 321 combined years of service from our retirees and 960 combined years from our staff members that received service recognition awards,” Dr. Sheila Ruhland, president of Moraine Park said. “We are very grateful for each of our retirees and staff who have contributed so much to Moraine Park throughout their years of service with our College.” Kathy Broske, vice president of human resources, announced the 13 retirees and presented service recognition awards to 76 staff members.
Retirees included Mary Alsteens, nursing instructor; Dana Rudolph, student support call center representative; Jon Shapiro, auxiliary services manager; and Holly Waldschmidt, academic advisor – all of Fond du Lac. Also included were Kathy Hirschboeck, administrative assistant; Gregory Harding, basic education instructor; Kathy Van Eerden, associate dean of nursing; and Patricia Hrobsky, nursing instructor – all of West Bend; Nancy Linger, of Markesan, office technology and computer applications instructor; Janet Yelk-Kenitz, of Madison, student support call center representative; Cindy Diemer, of Ripon, EWD community coordinator; Marlene Gerner, of Green Lake, administrative aide; and Connie Schaumberg, of Theresa, recruitment specialist.
Staff members honored for 25 years of service included: Lori Platt of Beaver Dam; Annie Sabel and Jodie Schneider of Fond du Lac; and Steve Waters of Eldorado. Bonnie Bosin of Van Dyne and Kathleen VanDemark of Kewaskum, were honored for 30 years of service. Alfred Hanisch of Lomira was honored for 35 years of service.
A special presentation was also made in remembrance of Denise Kryzanowski of Fond du Lac. Kryzanowski worked at Moraine Park as a Computer Lab Instructor and Administrative Assistant for the General Education Department for 11 years. She passed away in March following a courageous battle with melanoma.
“Denise was a role model, as an employee and as a member of the community,” said Caron Daugherty, dean of general education. “Her Moraine Park knowledge and management skills kept General Education organized and operating efficiently, and she delivered exceptional customer service to our faculty, staff and students. As a member of Holy Family Parish, Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Relay for Life team, and a supporter of Fondy High School athletics, she lived a model life of service to our community.”
Moraine Park also presented 59 employees with service recognition awards in the 5, 10, 15 and 20 year categories. For more information about Moraine Park Technical College, visit morainepark.edu.